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All-County Musicians

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A total of 37 students from the district performed in the Nassau Music Educators Association All-County Festivals in January. These student-musicians in grades 5-12 received this honor based on their New York State School Music Association solo evaluation and teacher recommendations. The district congratulates these students on their musical achievements:   Davison Avenue:  Lorraine Akou, Nahmiah Bryant, Julien Dumornay, Emily Pierre and Shaun Rouse; Howard T. Herber Middle School: Adam Akaeze, Jahi Bradby, Ethan Brown, Jordin Murphy, Kaylee Palmer, Ashlee Rogers, Jamar Smith, Noelia Taveras and Kaiden Ulysse; Malverne High School: Oluwaseun Ajirotutu, Halle Akaeze, Isaac Augustin, Justin Berry, Camille Cunningham, Tatyana Desvarieux, Ana Giron, Eric Hartley, Jonathan Hernandez, Merines Hernandez-Rosario, Kaila Joyner, Justin King, Santino Maione, Andre McKenzie, Abighail McKinney, Kristen Muniz, Stuart Oates, Alexander Pardo, Daniel Parfait, Angelica Reyes, Christian Rodriguez, Nicole Sangeniti and Malachi Thomas.

Anthony Marco is Co-Salutatorian for the Class of 2019.

Anthony has truly been an exceptional and outstanding student at Malverne High School and has challenged himself by completing nine Advanced Placement Courses. As the founder and president of the Competitive Scholars Club, he has been an outstanding role model. Anthony was accepted to United States Military Academy at West Point.

Basketball Honors

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The Nassau County Basketball Coaches Association honored three of our student-athletes and their coach this week at the county dinner. Congratulations to: Ta’Shawn Hampton - All-Conference; DJayani Gaston - All-County; Michael Warren Jr. - All-County; and Darrol Lopez - Coach of the Year.

All-County Artists

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Fifteen student-artists from throughout the district were featured in the 2019 All-County Art Exhibition. At its March 12 Board of Education meeting, each of the students were recognized for their inclusion, and their artwork was featured throughout the library of Malverne High School.

The district congratulates the following All-County Artists:

All-County Art - MWD
Gabriella Valiero

All-County Art – DA
Laura Nieves
Nichole Hepburn

All-County Art – HTH
Eitan Beaulieu
Lorelai Thrasher
Makayla Caesar

All-County Art – MHS
Jadae Mayes
Halle Akaeze
Soleil Carboni
Naiya McKenzie
Ayana Delise
Nicole Carcamo
Daanish Khan
Alexandria Delligatti
Saradia Diegue

March Newsletter – Now Available


Science Research Success

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Eighth-graders in Shannon Kelly's science research class from Howard T. Herber Middle School recently participated in the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair's Broadcom Masters Middle School Competition. The competition was the culmination of their work, which began in the fall with students developing projects that followed the precepts of scientific and engineering design. We are proud to announce that two groups of students were honored at the event: Adam Akaeze, Nelson Crawford and Niles Wilson received Honorable Mention for their project investigating the impact of fertilizers on plant growth; and Sabrina Ramharakh, Jamila Smith and Farvens Ulysse were awarded First Place for their investigation into the relative absorbency of different paper towels. This is the first time Malverne students have received first-place recognition at LISEF. Congratulations to all of the students who competed!

Administrator of the Year

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Congratulations to Meredyth Martini, our Special Education Director, for receiving the 2019 Council of Administrators and Supervisors (CAS) Administrator of the Year Award. Mrs. Martini is a dedicated individual who is committed to making sure all students succeed. She was recognized for her devotion to the students and families of Malverne at a special ceremony on March 14.

Val & Sals

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Congratulations to Malverne High School’s valedictorian and co-salutatorians for the Class of 2019. These three students were honored at the district’s March 12 Board of Education meeting with special plaques for their tremendous achievements. The district extends its congratulations to Valedictorian Nelson Chow (center), Co-Salutatorian Anthony (Tony) Marco (left) and Co-Salutatorian Jack Cecere (right).

Athletic Winter Awards

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Our winter season had All-Conference and All-County Athletes, as well as five NYS Scholar Athlete Teams and four conference champions. We placed first in a cheerleading competition, had a coach of the year in basketball, athletes that qualified for the NYS championships, and students who attended the Nationals in track and field. Congratulations to all on a successful season.

Monthly Bond Update

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Book Fairies Donation

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Davison Avenue’s Special Forces recently completed a book drive to benefit The Book Fairies organization. The Book Fairies, is a Long Island based non-profit organization, that donates new and gently used books to schools throughout the metropolitan area that do not have the funds to foster the love of reading for their students. Thanks to the entire school community more than 1,000 books were donated.

Empire Challenge Football Game

Jovani Duran, a senior at Malverne High School, will be playing in the 24th United Healthcare Empire Challenge Football Game on Friday, June 14 at Hofstra University at 7pm. This game highlights the best High School football players on Long Island against the best players from New York City and is known as the Boomer Game. All proceeds go to the Boomer Esiason Foundation and Jovani will be selling tickets for the game. Each ticket is $15. Please contact Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics Micheal Pelan or Jovani if you would like to purchase a ticket to the game. The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure.

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Board Recognition

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At its Feb. 26 meeting, the Board of Education and administration recognized the districts five New York State Scholar Athlete Teams from the winter season. Congratulations to the: Girls Varsity Basketball, Girls Varsity Winter Track and Field, Boys Varsity Winter Track and Field, Boys Varsity Bowling and Girls Varsity Bowling teams.

Community Heroes

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MWD’s Student Council hosted a Community Heroes (and SHEroes) Breakfast on Feb. 14. Local members of the police department, fire department and church, as well as honored guests, were treated to a special breakfast celebration and musical demonstration by the students. Malverne Mayor Patricia McDonald was honored for her contributions to the community during the celebration. Student Council advisor Marguerite Robles coordinated the event, which also served to teach the students “they could be heroes.”

Leader in Education

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Malverne High School Principal Vincent A. Romano, Ed.D., has been selected as a Leader in Education by St. John’s University. Nominated by the School of Education Alumni Committee, he was chosen for his accomplishments in and dedication to the field of education.

With fifteen years in Malverne and 20 total years in education, Dr. Romano has served as principal of the high school since 2013. During his tenure, Malverne High School has been named to the National AP Honor Roll three times, ranked among the top high school’s in the national on The Washington Post’s Most Challenging High School’s list, and was featured for exemplary teaching, leadership and teamwork leading to improved student success in the book “Schools That Succeed” by Karin Chenoweth.

Dr. Romano earned both his Bachelor of Arts in history and his Master of Science in secondary education from SUNY Stony Brook and his doctorate in administration and instructional leadership from St. John’s University. He has served as a presenter at national, state and local conferences and was named a Phi Delta Kappa “Friend of Education” award winner by Molloy College in 2008. He was also the recipient of the SCOPE Education Award for Exemplary Leadership in 2015.

“This award is a tremendous honor as I have always held the faculty and staff of St. John’s University in the highest esteem,” Dr. Romano said. “I share this recognition with my family, friends, and colleagues as I always feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such amazing and supportive people.”

He will be honored at the Eleventh Annual Leaders in Education Dinner on April 3, 2019.

Davison’s Day of Play

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Davison Avenue participated in the national Global School Play Day on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Students and teachers traded in their digital devices and toys that required wi-fi for “low-tech,” classic games like Monopoly, Connect Four, Uno, Jenga Scrabble, Checkers and more. The campaign was started in support of unstructured play during school, which is something Davison Avenue has embraced with its Mission Explore initiative.

Princess-Inspired Surprise

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Sydney Clarke, a fourth-grade student at Davison Avenue, was surprised at school yesterday with a visit from Cinderella. She received a variety of special gifts, as well as two princess-inspired wigs – Cinderella and Ariel. The Magic Yarn Project, which typically donates wigs to children with cancer in order to add magic to their lives, selected Sydney after learning about her great spirit and personality through Amy, the school’s security guard.

Blanket Donation

Blanket Donation
On behalf of the National Honor Society and the entire Malverne community, High School student Amber Wilkins donated eight large bags filled with blankets to the Freeport Salvation Army. She is pictured making to the donation to Captain Giovanny Guerrero, Freeport Corps Officer and Captain Ester Rosamilia-Guerrero, Freeport Corps Officer who thanked the community for their thoughtfulness this winter season.

Saturday, March 23, 2019